Oxford halts use of AstraZeneca vaccine in children's trial

Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine

A health worker holds a vial of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine against Covid-19 amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, in Bogota on April 5, 2021. 
 

Photo credit: Raul Arboleda | AFP

What you need to know:

  • As several European countries suspend their rollout of the Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine, many African countries are continuing with it, as a principal jab.

The University of Oxford has halted administering doses of the Covid-19 vaccine it developed with AstraZeneca to children, pending further information about rare blood-clotting issues in adults who have received it.

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